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The new year is just around the corner – which means it’s time to do your annual cybersecurity evaluation and compliance checks across your organization. Unfortunately, as technology evolves, so do threats to your organization’s data integrity and processes. However, identifying the threats before they materialize and adopting a preventative strategy can save you thousands of dollars in costs and time spent in the event of an attack. That sounds like a worthwhile investment to us!
Below, we’re digging into some of the most prevalent and risky cybersecurity threats anticipated in 2023, helping you stay ahead of the curve with your current security strategy.
What are cybersecurity threats to be aware of in 2023?
Depending on the nature of your organization and network user base, you could be at a higher level of risk for certain threats to your system. However, there are a few general cyber threats that have come out in record numbers in 2022, setting a precedent for caution in 2023. Read on for our list of the top threats to be aware of:
Phishing is a concept that’s been around since the dawn of the internet – passed around in those hokey-sounding emails with malicious links. Phishing can occur on a multi-channel basis, whether it’s through your company email, cellphone, or social channel, prompting users to provide sensitive information or open the network up through a single errant link click. With so many workforce newcomers and a higher rate of turnover than years prior, it’s no wonder that phishing is at the top of our list of prevalent threats in 2023.
Continuing education and awareness of phishing is one of the best ways to combat this, as well as an airtight network security strategy to limit any attacks that may come as a result of ignorance or uncertainty.
2. Data poisoning
With the rise of AI, there came a new wave of cyberattack types and risks. Data poisoning occurs when attackers “feed” AI bots and conduits incorrect information, which can contaminate the purity of the data and training of that area of the AI system. This can result in inaccurate results, compromised user experience and damage to brand perception on a company-wide basis.
Ransomware attacks have gone up in number, correlated to the population and use of cryptocurrency. These types of attacks steal proprietary company information and demand restitution before you’ll get access “back” – which usually never happens despite the sum being paid. Your data will be corrupted until the hackers are satisfied, and your system will usually be damaged in the process. These types of attacks require police and cyber crime support intervention, as well as a completely rebuilt, custom security system in place for preventative measures.
As you look to 2023, don’t leave anything to chance. We’re here to help you create a preventative, strategic infrastructure that mitigates your risks while enhancing your user productivity – resulting in a completely custom solution for your organization. For more information and to get started today, please visit our website.